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Assistant Public Defender

Company: Choctaw Resort & Casino
Location: Durant
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Assistant Public Defender


Job Purpose or Objective(s): The Office of Public Defender is responsible for defending all indigent clients in felony, misdemeanor, and traffic cases that are punishable by incarceration in the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma District Court.

Primary Tasks:

-Manage caseloads, which includes interviewing and advising clients of their legal rights and obligations. Interviewing witnesses and potential witnesses, including police officers and expert witnesses.
-Prepare cases, appear in Tribal Court, and represent clients charged with Tribal offenses at Tribal Court hearing, preliminary hearings, bench trials, and jury trials.
-Argue special actions and appeals.
-Recommend additional legislation necessary to upgrade the Office of Public Defender or to improve the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma justice system.
-Review assignment of indigency status to identify clients who have available resources, collecting costs of representation when feasible.
-Perform all other duties as assigned pursuant to the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma law.

Keywords: Choctaw Resort & Casino, Allen , Assistant Public Defender, Other , Durant, Texas

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